Welcome to the first issue of MYGAYZINE, a cool, new,     online magazine platform that will be published monthly,        ...
CONTENTS                             L I F E S t y l e * Roundup of all LGBT            * Fittness  related news province ...
MARRIAGE EQUALITY MOTION DEBATE                                                        Talks Back event in August who then...
ALL the LATEST, in the NEWS THAT MATTERS“Prejudice in any form erodes our vision of a society which is fair for all.” - St...
OCTOBER EDITION   Homophobia at the very highest level of government in the UK and Northern Ireland.                      ...
Gavin Robinson felt no need to hide, at      this year’s Belfast Festival of Pride.                                       ...
ALL the LATEST, in the NEWS THAT MATTERS2012                                                           ‘The Stonewall Awar...
Startling Statistics Revealed                                         by the Equality Commission.                         ...
ALL the LATEST, in the NEWS THAT MATTERSpeople in a relatively short space of time and understandably some groups are now ...
I didnt choose to be a lesbian... I just got lucky     Another news report has emerged this week about Lady Gaga and the d...
The Simple Life?Maybe Not...Oh how I once loved to tune into Paris Hilton’s The Simple Lifeand watch as she and Nicole Ric...
Lucy’s looney tunes Entertain and Deliver...     We have all seen or should have seen the fantastic first     performance ...
Sue Perkins to play a lesbian vet in BBC comedy                      ‘Heading Out’Openly gay TV presenter/comedian Sue Per...
TOP DVD/ BLU RAYS1      Marvel Avengers Assemble                 A timeless story of heroes and                           ...
MUSIC SPOTLIGHT       TOP SINGLES                               TOP ALBUMS                                                ...
FILM FEVER                                    This month see’s the 5th birthday of award winning independent              ...
that have people talking...In October 2010, George                                  mygayzine top pickposted a Youtube vid...
fun zone     Quick Fire Quiz       Questions     Strange Facts                                                       Four ...
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WHO? WHERE? WHEN? WHAT?                                                   THE MYGAYZINE GUIDE TO WHAT’S HOT AND WHAT’S NOT...
WHO? WHERE? WHEN? WHAT?                                                          WHO?     Michael McIntyreTHE MYGAYZINE GU...
Rainbow Belfast Official Grand Opening Night      Rainbow Belfast is situated on the bustling Botanic Avenue and is Northe...
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A peek inside Spice at the  Deer’s Head fresh of theback of their Best Float Winat this year’s Pride Awards.              ...
L I F E S t y l e     WE ALL NEED TO EXERCISE!!     Doing regular physical activity can make you feel good about yourself ...
WOMENEMBARRASSING??A new survey from Cosmopolitan has suggested that more than half of women in Britainare too embarrassed...
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GENTS The bronzed Adonis of the summer is fading, but that doesn’t mean you have to fade too. Keep your skin looking fresh...
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  1. 1. Welcome to the first issue of MYGAYZINE, a cool, new, online magazine platform that will be published monthly, beginning today, October 1st. You can subscribe to our mailing list online at www.mygayzine.co.uk to be the first to receive your copy of the magazine every month or you can visit our online magazine platform and view MYGAYZINE online. Can we just begin by saying a big thank you for accessing the digital version of our first issue. There’s plenty inside to keep you going for a wee while, the mixture of hard hitting news stories, humour, entertainment, what’s on guides and readers section are enough reasons to flick cover to cover but we’ve saved the best til last and have bundled a great big features section on the end too. All our magazine content has been submitted by a variety of creative and talented, LGBT people from across the country, all working together to bring you one truly unmissable, monthly publication. Our readers and features section offer numerous ways to get involved in MYGAYZINE - wether it be submitting a readers rant, sending us a comment in a text, contacting us through social media or emailing our agony aunt, we’re all ears and we’ll be featuring a selection of our best reader interactions every month. We hope you enjoy the magazine as much as we have enjoyed putting it all together. We hope you enjoy the read, leave your comments and feedback on our website contact page or drop an email to editor@mygayzine.co.uk Get submitting for next month’s issue as we are running out of room already. MyGayZine2
  2. 2. CONTENTS L I F E S t y l e * Roundup of all LGBT * Fittness related news province * Grooming wide and further afield. * Holidays * Fashion * Cooking * Movie Reviews * Movie Releases * Music Albums * Readers Rants * Music Singles * Shout Out Zone * Celeb gossip * Lady Kaye Why FEATURES * Peter Fahy - Gay Serial Killers * A minute or 4 with *Editors Choice Ryan Dior * going on this month * Kosmic Karen* special events, seasonal * Misty Falls * Jeza Belle With so much great content to read there isn’t a * Rainbow Opening night pictures second to waste ! * Spice pictures 3
  3. 3. MARRIAGE EQUALITY MOTION DEBATE Talks Back event in August who then pledged to get her party behind a future marriage equality motion, the South Down MLA and Green Party Leader resubmitted the Bill as the Green Party’s first motion submission for the 2012/2013 plenary. The Green Party have taken an inspiring and courageous standpoint and are ferociously pursuing calls to debate the equal marriage issue in government. On the Green Party website Mr Agnew clearly voices his support for the NI LGBT Community: “In Northern Ireland, LGBT people are treated like second class citizens when it It’s October 1st and there is only one thing comes to the right to marry. This is happening today that is more important a prominent social issue in Northern than the MYGAYZINE Launch (much more Ireland and this is a human rights important for that matter!) and that’s the issue that needs to be addressed. Marriage Equality Motion Debate taking place Prejudice in any form erodes our at 1:45pm this afternoon at Stormont Castle vision of a society which is fair for Buildings. all.” Now, backed by Sinn Fein MLAs Catriona Ruane (above) and Bronwyn Green Party MLA Stephen McGahan (pictured below) it seems support Agnew (pictured right) along with is moving in favour of reforms and change Sinn Fein MLAs Catriona Ruane in our infamously homophobic assembly. and Bronwyn McGahan will be Sinn Fein want to move forward with backing the private member their vision of an “Ireland of Equals” equal marriage motion which is and were once the only party to fully tabled for plenary debate before support marriage rights for same sex the NI Assembly today. couples. Councillor Barry Dogherty even got involved in a protest in This will make it the second time Enniskillen against Fermanagh District Green Party Leader and South Council when it became the first Down MLA Stephen Agnew has local authority to oppose Sinn Fein’s spear headed a motion calling for marriage marriage equality motion in September. equality. An earlier motion in June this year never even made it to the assembly chamber In recent days the DUP have attached a after receiving disappointing amounts of petition of concern to the marriage equality interest from the other parties at the end of motion opting now to use a special provision the 2011/2012 plenary. designed to ensure that motions and legislation passed by the Assembly do not Mr Agnew was undeterred in his disadvantage one community over another campaign for marriage equality and to obstruct this motion .. As Steven Agnew motivated by his meeting with Sinn tweeted ” Legislation designed to protect Fein councillor Martine Anderson minorities used to prevent the passing of a (pictured left) at this year’s Pride motion to enhance minority rights”. Yet again4 Share your thoughts Online at www.MyGayZine.co.uk
  4. 4. ALL the LATEST, in the NEWS THAT MATTERS“Prejudice in any form erodes our vision of a society which is fair for all.” - Stephen Agnew - Leader of The Green Party. the DUP have infuriatingly chosen to continue into allowing their premises to be used. Mr to discriminate against LGBT peoples here in Ford added - “Alliance will oppose any form Northern Ireland and hinder any chances at of discrimination, whether it is based on age, achieving equality for all. race, disability, gender or sexual orientation. There are equality issues in allowing those Incidents like this one make it seem in a same sex relationship to have only civil unlikely the DUP will ever understand the partnerships, which is seen as discriminatory. LGBT movement. The party’s notoriously “ homophobic stance is evidently going to be a All we can be sure of from today’s major roadblock on our journey for equality. discussions in parliament is that things are headed in a more positive direction and The UUP have taken a different stance on we have opened up constructive dialogue the issue. UUP party leader Mike Nesbitt amongst our political parties and MLAs. said that his party’s position on gay marriage There isn’t going to be anything spectacular was that it was a “matter of personal happening in the short term with no conscience” however this has only meant Executive move to legislate on the matter that his members have overwhelmingly and and no prospect of one while the DUP wield consistently voted against or abstained from a veto. We do however need to recognise the voting on the issue. gradual changes and improvements being made within our assembly and these could There is also a slight worry that be the first steps to a more tolerant Northern there was a parallel motion tabled Ireland and a society we can all share in the name of the leader of the together. UUP Mike Nesbitt (left) and his party colleague Danny Kinahan. The title for a start show a lack of understanding of the issues, theirs instead of being called Equal In a bid to support the MLAs Marriage is called Same Sex Marriage. who have tabled today’s motion – the Equal Marriage The SDLP party won’t have an official NI Campaigning group is position until after its party conference calling upon all supporters in November, although after recent public displays of support from the and members of the NI likes of Conal McDevitt (pictured left), LGBT Community to attend a SDLP MLA for South Belfast, we can demonstration being held at be hopeful the party will come down Parliament Buildings at 1.45 in favour of the proposals. this afternoon. In September The Alliance Party also joined the equal marriage campaign following Online viewers can click HERE months of consultation but party Leader David Ford wanted to ensure that his to visit the Equal Marriage NI proposals would include safeguards for Campaigning group on facebook religious groups so they would not be forced for their most up to date information... #EMNI 5 11
  5. 5. OCTOBER EDITION Homophobia at the very highest level of government in the UK and Northern Ireland. it was “unnatural” he believed and should be held that society should not “have accountable for launching imposed on it something that cruel, verbal tirades at is unnatural” He went on to minorities. ask “Does that mean that every deviant practice has to Had he have compared be accommodated? Will the sex between two different next thing be that we legislate minorities to beastiality, for some sort of bestiality?” perhaps ethnic minorities, Comparing a relationship I don’t think he would be between two consenting sitting so cosily in his adults of the same sex to house of Lords chair. the depravities of beastiality should in my opinion give Unfortunately this is the great cause for concern for clear discrepancy in how this man’s credibility as a Lord. LGBT People are treated In a shocking abuse of the by numerous politicians, Is it not the responsibility of freedom of speech - this man failure to reprimand the our public representatives has been allowed to spread and individuals following such preach these hate inspiring, statements only serves to respect the human rights prejudice forming ideas. Mr to strengthen the resolve and civil liberties for all Maginnis clearly has a warped and encourage more of whom they govern? and perverse perception of the same behaviour. homosexuality and for this If this is so, how is it that people reason I find it bizarre that The statistics from the like Lord Ken Maginnis can hold he can still be granted the equality commission don’t a seat in the House of Lords and responsibility to oversee laws lie, homophobic attitudes simultaneously harbour such that affect these same people in our country are on the deep personal prejudices and every day throughout the UK. rise. hatred towards homosexuality? The leader of the UUP was How can we ever The same can be said for any quick to distance his party from expect to make positive government minister or person Lord Maginnis’s comments changes in social in a position of power who saying that they where personal attitudes when there holds any sort of prejudice, views held by him and did not are “role models” and especially when that prejudice is reflect the party’s policy. Lord representatives actively against people these individuals McGinnis has recently left the promoting intolerance of decisions are affecting. party describing the election of homosexuality. Mike Nesbitt as UUP leader a Lord Maginnis was a UUP “mistake” and insisted he has no We need to stomp out MP for Fermanagh and South regrets about his comments on homophobia at the Tyrone for 18 years, from 1983 The Nolan Show. very highest levels of to 2001. He was then given life government. It’s time peerage and currently sits in the Lord Ken Maginnis still sits House Of Lords as The Lord in the House Of Lords as an the NI LGBT people Maginnis of Drumglass. Independent and will continue to were recognised do so. and accepted as the In June this year on Radio productive, friendly and Ulster’s Nolan Show when Such senior political valuable community asked about his views on same figures need to set a much WE all know so well. sex marriage he responded more positive example that he was opposed to it as in our communities 7 11
  6. 6. Gavin Robinson felt no need to hide, at this year’s Belfast Festival of Pride. Phil O’Kane In a Pride first and to the astonishment of many whom were present at the Pride Talks Back event at The Europa Hotel in August, Belfast City Lord Mayor Gavin Robinson of the DUP made an unexpected appearance marking the first DUP appearance at a Pride Event in its 22 Phil O’Kane Gavin Robinson, DUP year long history. Other speakers at the event included Conal McDevitt from the SDLP, Ulster Unionist Michael Copeland, Anna Democratic Unionist Lo from Alliance and Stephen Agnew from the Green Party members have made numerous offensive Party (pictured above). anti-gay comments in recent years and have been outspoken in their distaste for LGBT lifestyles and Mr Robinson welcomed the “lively” debate but did not culture. say his position has softened.“If you’re asking if it has softened, that depends on hard you think it was in the However in an unexpected turn of events, the DUP first place,” the mayor told UTV. “To be honest I always decided to accept this years invitation from the think that it’s useful to talk about issues because it gives Belfast Pride Committee and Mr Robinson who has you an alternative view. That doesn’t mean I’m going represented the Pottinger area of east Belfast since to water down my position - my position is in variance March 2010 became the first ever DUP member to to many of the politicians and pride people in this event take part in a Pride event. Mr Robinson participated in but that does not mean it is wrong or a view I shouldn’t the discussions covering issues such as gay marriage hold, and it doesn’t mean it is intolerant to hold it. and so-called conversion therapies. The Lord Mayor told reporters he wanted to “engage with every section “It’s part of the discussion and it was a good discussion of our society” and there was optimism that this would we had tonight.” open a channel of dialogue within the DUP over the issues being discussed. It was great to see the DUP making an effort to get involved in debating these issues and shows the Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson welcomed the DUP’s party can take part in open dialogue with the LGBT involvement calling it a “pinch yourself moment” and Community. There weren’t any miraculous changes of added “The DUP are on a learning curve and it was opinion, softening of views or commitments to change good to see Gavin here tonight. I’m glad he accepted but it is the little things that make the big things happen the invite and I hope it’s a sign of things to come,” she and we should be optimistic that the DUP will seek to said. take part in future discussions regarding LGBT issues.8 Photography by Phil O’Kane tweet @icedcoffee
  7. 7. ALL the LATEST, in the NEWS THAT MATTERS2012 ‘The Stonewall Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the often courageous individuals who have made a huge difference to millions of gay people at home, at school and at work. As ever, it’s humbling to see the selflessness with which so many people work for equality.’ - StonewallStonewall Awards Deputy Chief Executive, Laura Doughty. Seven of the awards Nominees for Hero of the Year are chosen by an independent judging panel, but three – Hero,The Voice judge Jessie J has been nominated as a role Community Group and model for bisexual people. Bigot of the Year – are voted on by Stonewall’s Ben & Jerry’s founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Green- supporters. field earn a nomination for their company’s staunch support for gay equality. According to the Belfast News Letter, reporters contacted our Former Manchester Pride Director Jackie Crozier very own Lord Ken Maginnis to (Nicknamed ‘Queen of the Village) is nominated for inform him of the news of his years of charitable work. nomination, he replied: “While I have never heard of ‘Stonewall’ Tim Franks work with the lesbian and gay communitybegan more than 20 years ago and as CEO of Pace he I should perhaps assume provided invaluable support to LGBT people. from the tone of it that your email is intended to convey Rev Giles Fraser has long been an outspoken advo- some sort of intimidation andcate of equality for gay people and tolerance within the threat.”Lord Maginnis added church and is founder of Inclusive Church. that more people should know of the “aggressive type of behaviour” that emanates from Nominees for Bigot of the Year “perverse pressure groups”, and their “corrupting influence Lord Ken Maginnis, the former Ulster Unionist on susceptible and vulnerable MP, who lost the party whip at Westminster in June for referring to same-sex marriage as “unnatural and young people.” deviant behaviour” Simon Lokodo, the anti-gay Ugandan Ethics and Perhaps Ken, you should take Integrity Minister, who presided over a homophobic a read at this month’s issue of crackdown of LGBT organisations in Uganda back in MYGAYZINE. I guarantee it June. won’t take too long before you Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who has led a vitriolic see the resurgence of your campaign against equality in Scotland and has made name time and time again andheadlines with deeply offensive comments about same- sex couples. you might feel more deserving of the award. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia caused outrage in Julywhen he claimed that the late David Cairns MP had died Click HERE to cast your vote due to the fact he was gay. and read more about the nominees.Alan Craig caused outrage by comparing gay equalityadvocates to the invading forces of Nazi Germany and dubbing them the ‘Gaystapo’. Share your thoughts Online at www.MyGayZine.co.uk 9 11
  8. 8. Startling Statistics Revealed by the Equality Commission. In June this year the Equality Commission revealed its findings from the Do You Mean Me? survey examining the experiences and attitudes towards discrimination in Northern Ireland. A statement released by the Equality Commission read - “The key question is “Do you Mean Me?” and this is double-edged. It is not just have I experienced discrimination because of who I am, but do I have negative attitudes towards others just because of who they are? Where the answer to the second question is yes, then we each need to address what makes us think like this and challenge our own beliefs and stereotypes. The report revealed that there has been a dramatic hardening in negative attitudes, linked to levels of social contact towards people from different backgrounds including race, disability and sexual orientation over the last six years and some of its findings could surprise you. Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner said: “This study provides a valuable insight into our society, how we connect with others and who we are as people.” Online viewers can click HERE to watch the video of the survey launch at Titanic, Belfast. 1,101 people were asked face-to-face about their attitudes last year. • Since 2008, the last time the three-yearly survey was performed, the number of people who perceive such discrimination against themselves has risen from 16 percent to 33 percent. • 27 percent of people polled said they would mind having a gay, lesbian or bisexual person living next door, compared with 14 percent in 2005. Four in ten would be unhappy about them becoming an in-law, a rise of 13 percentage points over the last six years. • With the survey asking about trans people for the first time, 35 percent of people said they would mind a transgender person as a work colleague. 40 percent objected to the idea of having a transgender person as a neighbour and 53 percent would mind if a trans person had a relationship with a member of their family. Evidently there have been some sharp rises in negative attitudes towards LGBT10
  9. 9. ALL the LATEST, in the NEWS THAT MATTERSpeople in a relatively short space of time and understandably some groups are now feeling that much moreneeds to be done to stop these trends continuing.John O’Doherty, Director of The Rainbow Project said:“This report provides some startling information about attitudestowards LGBT people. Not only do negative attitudes still exist,they are on the increase. What this report clearly shows is that notenough is being done to address the negative perceptions that existagainst LGBT people. While Government Ministers continue torefuse to introduce legislation to allow same sex couples to adoptchildren or get married, no consideration is given to the impactthis has on attitudes towards our community. While governmentcontinues to treat LGBT people as second class citizens there isthe risk that this is how LGB&T people will be viewed by the generalpublic.” Mr Wardlow was keen to express his views on how best to resolve some of the points raised in the report outlining the importance of civic engagement with unfamiliar social minorities in changing people’s attitudes: “For me, the big thing is that we need people to meet more often. We need more civic engagement. Research shows consistently that when contact happens in a facilitated way, when all sides of the “in and out” groups are treated in the same way, with respect and in a safe place, people get to know the other groups, relationships develop and the fear factor goes. That is a huge meta-analysis of contact theory. It has been going on for 10 or 15 years. The theory first came forward in 1954. We know part of the solution. This is about facilitated contact in safe places to allow people to get to know the transgendered person whom some 50% of us do not want as an in-law, probably because we have never met one, or the Traveller whom we do not want in the family, probably because we have never met one.”There is no good reason why the Government is so limited in its approach to good relations in NorthernIreland and there are calls for The Equality Commission to step up to the mark and start to makerecognisable changes. Unfortunately this is now the third time this wide ranging research has revealedattitudes towards LGBT people are getting progressively worse. The newly included statistics for the Transpopulation of NI are particularly disturbing and will most certainly require some extra attention.On a more positive note the survey did show some more encouraging statistics with most (91% of) peoplein support of equality laws here and in most cases the majority of people didn’t hold any negative attitudes.Much has yet to be done in regards to dealing with and tackling these problems in our society and ifanything these statistics only serve to highlight the fact that it is becoming increasingly difficult to live as anLGBT individual in Northern Ireland. The Equality Commission are dedicated to making these changes areality and already helps around 3,000 individuals each year resolve issues of discrimination. It will howeverbe extremely interesting to compare our results with the next survey in 2014 and see how successful theorganization is in achieving these changes. 11
  10. 10. I didnt choose to be a lesbian... I just got lucky Another news report has emerged this week about Lady Gaga and the damage she is doing to children’s sexuality. The latest accuser is Linda Harvey, a US Radio pundit, who believes Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation is leading children to a ‘self-destructive path’ by ‘embracing homosexuality.’ Well Linda Harvey, I think someone needs to quietly correct you on one minor issue. SEXUALITY IS NOT A CHOICE. Lady Gaga is not influencing children’s sexuality, and she is not manipulating their desires. She is simply saying that gay is okay and it seems this is Linda Harvey’s real issue. She is clearly one of the few remaining homophobes who have failed to evolve with society. So Linda, I just have a quick question for you: When did you decide to become straight? ... Sorry, what was that? You say you didn’t decide, you just knew. Well guess what, so did we! I did not consciously choose to become a lesbian, I just am. No one, as yet, knows why some people are attracted to the same sex, but perhaps it is just a genetic difference like left handedness. Wouldn’t it be awful if we tried to make all left handed people write with their right hand because it wasn’t ‘normal.’ Oh hang on, we did .... before we evolved! Homosexuality is not a new phenomenon. It spans our human history. Some people in every generation will grow up to be homosexual and some people in every generation will grow up to be left handed. Both are natural, but one still provokes cries of disgust from a handful of narrow minded bigots. Thankfully times are changing, in part, to people like Lady Gaga who preach a message of tolerance, acceptance and love. She has over 28 million Twitter followers and it is wonderful that we have such a great ambassador fighting our corner. How great that children are told it’s okay to be gay. They can be true to themselves and live the life they were born to live. I wish I was a teenager again. It would have saved me, and my poor unsuspecting boyfriends, an awful lot of heartache! I am sorry Linda Harvey, but homosexuality is natural. The only thing that is morally incorrect is your outdated homophobia. by Chris McMurray12
  11. 11. The Simple Life?Maybe Not...Oh how I once loved to tune into Paris Hilton’s The Simple Lifeand watch as she and Nicole Richie embarrassed themselves andrelentlessly played to the “bimbo” stereotype. Like two unruly, spoilt,oblivious children they toured America advertising their cluelessnessto the world. Secretly however I enjoyed watching the two girls interactsocially as they subjected a family and an employer to their scriptedridiculousness.Would I watch now you might ask? Being a gay man and having heardParis’s shocking comments last month I have to say I was appalled.Recorded by a New York Taxi Cab Driver on a journey home with an openly gay friend the two were heardtalking about the smartphone app Grindr, which allows gay men to meet and hook up.“Ew, ew,” Hilton says on the recording when told about the app. “Gay guys are the horniest people in the world,”she continues. “They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS … I would be so scared if I was agay guy. You’ll like, die of AIDS.” Online viewers can click HERE to listen to the transcript. Totally an OMG moment, considering the Hilton Heiress has been shown a phenomenal amount of support from the LGBT Community. The story ignited a fire in the media and the public quickly responded to her casual, homophobic outburst. Her representatives released a statement several days later and tried to put across that Hilton’s Rant was nothing more than an expression of concern about the dangers of unprotected sex and not homophobic slurs. “I am so sorry and so upset that I caused pain to my gay friends, fans and their families,” she said in the statement posted on GLAAD’s website. “Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know.” Hilton, 31, said in her apology that she has always been a huge supporter of the gay community and explained that the recording was of a private conversation she was having with a gay friend and that it was not intended to represent her feelings about the larger gay community. However it seemed the damage was already done and the controversy surrounding her comments was just too much for gay- focused American TV Network Logo who has now decided to remove her new TV show about celebrity culture “Paris Hilton Inc” from their schedules. There are lessons to be learned from this Miss Hilton – Engage your brain before you speak, if you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all, the LGBT Community does not tolerate such derogatory comments in any context AND stay well clear of all and any recording devices. by Brendan Shaw.Top Paris Hilton Quotes1:”Wal-Mart... Do they like make walls there?”2: “I don’t really think, I just walk.”3: “What’s a soup kitchen?”4: “Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in hergarage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything. “ 13
  12. 12. Lucy’s looney tunes Entertain and Deliver... We have all seen or should have seen the fantastic first performance on this year’s X factor from Lucy Spraggan. She sang her own song “Last Night”, which was totally original and intelligently written. The success that Lucy experienced from that performance seen her rise to no.5 in the UK singles charts before the x factor bosses asked her to remove the song from I tunes as there was concern that her song would pip recent winners Little Mix top the singles top spot. However there seems to be something Lucy enjoys doing just as much as singing, helping people come to terms with their sexuality has come as an unexpected side effect of her newfound fame. Lucy recalls receiving letters and talking to fans who were able to raise the issue of their sexuality at home when they recognised how accepting their friends and family were to Lucy’s openness about her sexuality. Already a keen supporter of the pride movement, Lucy also already played at several pride events including Manchester Pride in August. She said in an interview with The Sun “For me, to have helped someone come out is the biggest compliment ever.” She also said: “It’s the 21st Century, and if someone doesn’t like the fact that I’m gay then I don’t want them to listen to my music. Anyone who is prejudice or homophobic or racist has got something not right in their brain. ” “You can’t just not like someone because of something like that.” There are some notable challengers in this years show. None least than Ella Henderson, a 16 year old singer songwriter. She wowed the whole country as she performed one of her own songs in the initial auditions beautifully. She also captured the heart of a nation taking one of the most recognisable and best known diva songs and completely turning it on its head. Cher’s believe can be seen of you tube and has no less than 3 million views already now before any Cher fans have a fit it was a stunning performance with some even claiming that Ella’s version was the way it should have been all along. We will be keeping an eye on the competition this year so don’t forget to join in the conversations and your support your favourites by getting in touch. Ellen Page to take role in lesbian drama ‘Freeheld’ Canadian actress Ellen Andree, a lesbian who was that Hester was gay. In Page (Juno, X Men, denied the pension benefits August of last year Page Inception) has reportedly of her partner, Laurel Hester, came under pressure to come taken a leading role as a after Hester – a New Jersey out as gay, after a number lesbian in a forthcoming gaypolice detective – became of websites claimed she rights film, entitled Freeheld. terminally ill. The story was in a relationship with follows Andree’s fight for actress Clea Duvall. Freeheld According to Deadline, representation alongside recently secured funding the film will be based on an Oscar-winning Hester’s police partner, Dane through Incognito Pictures, documentary short about pension inequalities Wells - a staunch conservative and is reportedly due to start affecting gay couples. Page will play Stacie who was previously unaware shooting soon. by Chris McMurray14
  13. 13. Sue Perkins to play a lesbian vet in BBC comedy ‘Heading Out’Openly gay TV presenter/comedian Sue Perkins is scripting andtaking the lead role in a new comedy ‘Heading Out’.According to the BBC, the show is about a vet who is afraid to tellher parents that she’s a lesbian. Perkins has been commissionedto write the show for transmission on BBC2, after submitting acouple of pilot episodes earlier this year.In June, she told Broadcast magazine that although at first themain character was not written with herself in mind, Perkins hadeventually been selected as the best person to play the role. Shesaid: “I hadn’t intended to be in it but I kept being told ‘that’s you’which wasn’t what I wanted to hear as I saw it as an annoying,cretinous character”.Veteran comedian Dawn French will star opposite Perkins, alongwith Jo Scanian (‘The Thick of It’) and Nicola Walker (‘Spooks’).The six-part series began production in September and is due tobe broadcast next year. The BBC has revealed the following about the new show: “Perkins will play Sara, askilled veterinarian whose friends insist she tell her parents about her sexual orientation. To help her achievethis, her friends buy her a series of sessions with an eccentric lifestyle coach. ”Perkins has described theproject as being “a joy to work on”. Story by Chris McMurrayElaine Presents only g irls allow ed Last Friday each month 15
  14. 14. TOP DVD/ BLU RAYS1 Marvel Avengers Assemble A timeless story of heroes and villains, Avengers Assemble crushed the record for the biggest US opening weekend in history and its success looks set to continue on DVD. Director and co-writer Joss Whedon’s masterpiece follows 6 iconic Marvel characters on their quest to save Earth from the evil and formidable Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Even non- fans will be charmed by the one-liners, incredible action scenes and special effects which combine to showcase each of the superheroes in equal measure. Pick up your copy of Avengers Assemble for an unforgettable thrill. STAR RATING: CERTIFICATE: 12A Run Time: 145minutes Coming this Month2 Snow White And The Huntsman In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman at the Cinema ordered to take Snow White into the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and Kristen Stewart told MTV at the Toronto international film festival that the ending mentor in a quest to vanquish was “shocking!” I bet its not as shocking as the Evil Queen. hearing about her cheating on our Robert! B*atch! #TeamEdward. STAR RATING: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens CERTIFICATE: 12A gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation Run Time: 127minutes that puts the family in front of the Volturi.3 The Hunger Games Set in a future where the Capitol STAR RATING: TAKEN 2 selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen in this sequel to ‘Taken.’ In Istanbul, retired volunteers to take her CIA operative Bryan Mills (Neeson) and his younger sister’s place for wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his the latest match. daughter in the first film. STAR RATING: CERTIFICATE: 12A Run Time: 142minutes STAR RATING:4 The Dictator The heroic story of a V/H/S dictator who risks his life Famously recognised for viewers’ reactions to ensure that democracy at the “Sundance Festival” where numerous would never come to the viewers left the theatre vomiting and one viewer passed out. Definitely a must- country he so lovingly see movie! (in the day, with the lights on… oppressed. curtains open!) - When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a STAR RATING: rare VHS tape, they discover more found CERTIFICATE: 15 footage than they bargained for. Run Time: 83minutes STAR RATING:16
  15. 15. MUSIC SPOTLIGHT TOP SINGLES TOP ALBUMS The Killers – Battle BornThe Script ft Will I Am – Hall of Fame The Killers are back. Not only are they back on the music Hall of Fame was scene (even though they weren’t written by the band really off it), but they are here with a genius album which is Danny O’Donoghue, proving popular throughout the Mark Sheehan and Glen country. “Frontman Brandon Power, more widely Flowers, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci all known as ‘The Script’, pursued respective side projects, and features will.I.am and the Killers let off creative steam, collected themselves, andof the Black Eyed Peas. When speaking STAR RATING: prepared to take on LP numberabout Hall of Fame, Mark Sheehan said: four.”“We wanted to capture as much emotionin the track’s sound as there is in the P!nk – The Truth About Lovelyrics, which are definitely some of themost positive and upbeat we’ve everwritten.” “Even though she doesn’t call him out by name, Pink makes it STAR RATING: impossible to listen to her sixth album The Truth About Love (out today, September 18) without taking her year-long separation Example – Say Nothing from husband Carey Hart into consideration. In the title track, Described as ‘the man she unfurls each syllable slowly of the moment’, Example STAR RATING: as if drawn from a coy smile.” released his new single, Say Nothing with it entering straight at The Script – #3 no.2 into the charts. Example has used anelectric cross over type sound to make “This is an example of what Thethis new single which was released via Script does best: taking a familiarMinistry of Sound. cliché and riding it in a different direction, whether it’s the “Broken STAR RATING: Arrow” somehow “shooting across the sky”, or using “Six Degrees Of Separation” to quantify arbitrary stages of the amorphous emotional Psy – Gangnam Style morass of heartbreak.” – www. theindependent.co.uk Becoming YouTube’s STAR RATING: most-watch Korean- Pop music Video with Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events over 220 million views, Gangnam Style has invaded the top of “Sandé’s road to recognition has been via two distinct avenues. the charts in several First she offered vocal ballast tocountries. With its ‘guilty-pleasure tracks from grimy hit-makers Wiley, Devlin and Professor Green, buttune’ and its brilliantly bonkers dance latterly she has been co-writingroutine to match, is this the start of a more conventional pop songsK-Pop evolution? for talent-show alumni Leona Lewis, Cher Lloyd and even Susan STAR RATING: Boyle, prompting Simon Cowell to name-check her as his “favourite STAR RATING: songwriter of the moment”” – www.telegraph.co.uk 17
  16. 16. FILM FEVER This month see’s the 5th birthday of award winning independent film company Yellow Fever Productions, based here in Belfast and celebrating the release of its 5th feature film - SPLASH AREA which premiered at the 4th annual Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival. One person in attendance was prolific US director Albert Pyun (Captain America, Cyborg, Nemesis) who described the film as “Relentlessly fun and surprisingly tense. Outstanding performances and imaginative direction make Splash Area unique and exceptional” Yellow Fever action flick Actor, created by Jeepers Productions with more Creepers FX artist Barry was set up martial arts Anderson. This was their in 2007 and gore second Freak Show award, by award with George with BOTB picking up the winning Clarke in a Audience Choice in 2008. director starring role George Clarke (pictured), as well as 2012 see’s the release of with an aim of giving director and their latest those without degree’s the numerous other titles. gore fest - chance to kickstart their SPLASH CV and break Catch 22, by Both films went on to have AREA - giving experience to gain lengthy runs in the Odyssey which takes experience in the industry and Dublin Road cinema’s, them back to as well as stealing the show Orlando for at the 11,000 strong Freak Halloween, Show Horror Film Festival in and features Orlando. the music and songs Returning to the Freak Show of Loon Attic, a popular for a third year with a film of Spanish singer/songwriter a different and lead songster of Spain’s pace, Gay Pride. His first film was BATTLE George’s OF THE BONE (above) - 2011 horror The feature films, all made an absurd take on July 12th THE LAST with no budget - have with a mix of zombies and LIGHT quickly gained a cult kung fu, that quickly became scared following world wide, and the most media covered film audiences have screened on Sky as well ever made in NI. witless as hitting the shop shelves and saw on DVD (available in Belfast After that came THE its lead star Robert Render at HMV and HEAD). And KNACKERY, a follow up take home the award for Best its not only the feature films18
  17. 17. that have people talking...In October 2010, George mygayzine top pickposted a Youtube videocalled CHAPLINS TIMETRAVELLER that gainedhim over 4 million hits injust 2 days, and saw himappear on almost every The 3rd feature fromnews, chat show, and Belfast writer/directorentertainment program George Clarke - THE LAST LIGHT - has been played toacross the globe, including the crowds from BelfastJay Leno, CNN, Sky, and to Orlando, and receivingeven a soft porn magazine nothing but positive reviewsin Japan. The video is still from critics and fans alike!going strong, and thismonth see’s George release The Last Light is the violently haunting tale of aa series of follow up video’s (real) Ulster mansion, donated as a war hospital inthat will keep the mystery the early 1900’s before turning into a retirementgoing. home for the old and wealthy. Even as a listed building, the house was left to waste, and soon2013 is looking strong for became a playground for kids who destroyed theYellow Fever Productions original features of the place, upsetting not just the local people and historians, but something deepas the team are set to work within the walls...on their first real life drama,BILLY, and kick some ass in Local handy man Rob Walker is hired to brick up andNI’s biggest action flick to block all entrances and windows of the place, butdate THE FIRST MISSION, on his last night, gets the feeling he’s not alone!which see’s George returnin front of the camera, and Is it the kids - or is it a little bit of history thatfight choreography courtesy doesn’t want to be sealed off forever? Why notof Jackie Chan Stunt Team get this in time for a Halloween screening? Do youmember, Andy Cheng (Rush dare?Hour and Twilight trilogies).Obviously the aim is to tryand squeeze in anotherhorror also, which may seea return to the zombie genrefor the team - but with atwist.For more on thecompany, its festivaland George Clarke,please go visit:www.yellowfeverproductions. 19
  18. 18. fun zone Quick Fire Quiz Questions Strange Facts Four men got together at a reunion. All of them had sons and it wasn’t long before they started discussing them. 1 The labrys, a double-edged hatchet or In religion, according to Islam, who axe, is a symbol of strength and unity The first man said his son was doing was the last of the prophets? for the lesbian community. Demeter, so well, he now owned the Goddess of Earth, is said to have a factory, manufacturing furniture. used a labrys as her sceptre, espe- "Why, just the other day he gave his 2 best friend a whole house full of brand cially in religious ceremony The full moon seen closest to the time new furniture." of the Autumn Equinox is commonly The God Apollo loved a young man called Hyacinth, when he dies it is said The second man said his son was do- known as what? that Apollo made a flower out of his ing just as well. He was a manager at blood, this is why the Hyacinth is the a car sales firm. "Why, just the other 3 divine patron of same sex lovers. day he gave his best friend a Ferrari." Which notorious murderer is depicted Soldiers in Ancient Greece were en- The third man said his was doing well in the 2001 film ‘From Hell’? couraged to take each other as lovers. too .He was a manager at a bank. It was believed that a man fighting "Why, just the other day he gave 4 alongside another man whom he his best friend the money to buy a One of the Wonders of the Modern loved was a much fiercer warrior. house." World, The Catacombs of Alexandria The fourth man just shook his head. are in which country? He said his son was gay and hadnt amounted to much............But he must 5 Jokes be doing something right because, just the other day he was given a house, The crab represents which sign of the furniture and a Ferrari by his boy- Zodiac? friend! Son: Dad, this boy in school keeps calling me gay. 6 Dad: Then why don’t you just beat him What is sodium bicarbonate known as up. Son: I can’t, he’s too cute. in the kitchen? Son: What does gay mean? 7 Dad: It means “to be happy.” In the UK the clocks move forward an Son: Are you gay? Dad: No, son. I have a wife hour during which month of the year? (answers in the bottom right corner) 7 - March Cancer 6 - Baking Soda Ripper, 4 - Egypt, 5 - vest Moon, 3 - Jack the 1- Muhammed, 2 - Har- Quizz -20
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  20. 20. Bored of sitting at home watching TV? Feel like there’s never anything interesting happening in Northern Ireland? Need to fill your social diary with fun, exciting things to do? If you’ve answered yes to any of the questions above then Thee What’s On Guide could be just what you need. Each Month MYGAYZINE will be featuring a selection of the most anticipated and talked about events, gigs and listings in NI. Our brand spanking new What’s On Guide will offer an insight into some truly unmissable and alternative things to do or get involved in. Covering everything from stand up comedy, music performances, theatre, festivals, musicals and all sorts of other weird and wonderful goings on that will be sure to make you think twice about yet another night at home in front of the television. Check back each month and fill your social calendar with a variety of fun and quirky things to do. CHICAGO 15th - 20th Oct Grand Opera House Belfast. ‘Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery...all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts’...so begins the international award-winning musical, Chicago. Join an all-star cast including Ali Bastian as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu as Velma Kelly, and Bernie Nolan as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton for the sexiest and most sensational musical theatre experiences in town! Created by John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago is undoubtedly one of the most iconic musicals ever. You can look forward to all the favourite Chicago classics like “All That Jazz”, “Razzle Dazzle” and of course The Cell Block Tango. A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin - it would be a crime to miss it. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.1022
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  22. 22. WHO? WHERE? WHEN? WHAT? THE MYGAYZINE GUIDE TO WHAT’S HOT AND WHAT’S NOT WHO? Scissor Sisters WHO? Don McLean WHERE? Waterfront Hall, Belfast WHERE? Millennium Forum, Derry WHEN? October 2nd WHEN? October 3rd WHAT? Gay favourites Scissor Sisters WHAT? Don McLean with over 40 gold are to make a return this month and platinum records worldwide to Belfast, performing at the and responsible for songs like Waterfront Hall they are set to Vincent, And I Love You So, Castles play their newest tracks from In The Sky and of course one of recently released forth album the greatest songs ever written Magic Hour. At the 2005 BRIT American Pie performs at Derry’s Awards, the group won all 3 Millennium Forum. Don McLean is of their nominations, including a true life American legend who’s International Group, International music career has seen his songs covered by the likes of Elvis, Breakthrough, and International Shirley Bassey, Glen Campbell, Album, making the group the first Josh Groban and not forgetting to win the hat-trick in the BRITs’ Madonna and with over 3,500 International categories. concert appearances this one cannot be missed. WHO? Abba, The Show WHO? Cheryl Cole WHERE? Ardhanlon Theatre, WHERE? Odyssey Arena, Belfast Enniskillen WHEN? October 3rd WHEN? October 19th WHAT? This will be Cheryl’s first solo headline arena tour and she WHAT? Another chance to get your is coming here to Belfast First!. bell bottoms and blonde wigs Although this is the first time out because here come ABBA. she has toured on her own she Back by popular demand after definitely knows how to put on a last year’s sell out sensational show. The nations Sweetheart has performance from the show group a few tricks up her sleeve for her SMACKEE and their interpretation fans when she comes on this Tour of Abba’s story including a as she will perform tracks from fantastically staged production. her brand new album A Million You will be enjoying the nostalgia Lights which follows the massive inducing songs such as Dancing previous albums Three Words and Queen, Super Trouper, Fernando, Pretty Little Raindrops. Waterloo and much more. WHO? John Edward WHO? Jools Holland WHERE? Waterfront, Belfast WHERE? Waterfront, Belfast WHEN? October 4th WHEN? October 11th WHAT? John Edward is an internationally WHAT? Jools Holland and his Rhythm applauded psychic medium, & Blues Orchestra come to the lecturer, television personality and Waterfront along with long-time critically acclaimed New York Times guest vocalists, Ruby Turner and best seller author. Louise Marshall and the inimita- ble musicianship of the Rhythm & Since the age of 15, John has Blues Orchestra. connected countless families - from A-list celebrities to housewives - Jools and the Rhythm & Blues with those they have loved and Orchestra play over the world and lost. After 25 years, the message they continue to dazzle audi- of his work remains unchanged ences in excess of 300,000 each and infinitely simple: communicate, year. Be sure not to miss this appreciate and validate.. fantastic night out.1024
  23. 23. WHO? WHERE? WHEN? WHAT? WHO? Michael McIntyreTHE MYGAYZINE GUIDE TO WHAT’S HOT AND WHAT’S NOT WHERE? Odyssey Arena, Belfast WHO? Jesus Christ Superstar WHEN? October 17th - 20th WHERE? WHAT? Finally, he is here the self Odyssey Arena, Belfast professed “camp little monkey” WHEN? and Britain’s most favourite funny October 5th man is actually here. Have YOU WHAT? Ok so we all watched Ben Foster been waiting on this day since winning Andrew Lloyd Webber’s you bought tickets almost 2yrs latest show on ITV’s Jesus Christ ago? The star of BBC1’s Michael Superstar beating Belfast’s very McIntyre’s Comedy Road show own Jeff Anderson earlier this and ITV’s Brittan’s Got Talent year, now we get to see him has won more awards than he perform this sought after role knows what to do with, he is right here in Belfast’s Odyssey currently touring with his third Arena. The production has been and biggest tour to date and it professionally produced and promises to be an amazing show performed in 42 countries around with the guardian reporting it as a the world from 1971 and is one of “masterpiece” watching Michael the most successful and longest slipping into successive delightful running West End shows. This is routines on topics from the an absolute must see. Olympic Games to family life. WHO? Kevin Bridges WHO? Brian Kennedy WHERE? Odyssey Arena, Belfast WHERE? Lyric Theatre, Belfast WHEN? October 4th WHEN? October 10th WHAT? This crowd pleasing Scot is WHAT? Our very own Brian Kennedy coming across the pond bringing returns to his home city for an up his no doubt hilarious brand close and intimate concert at the new show “The Story Continues”. stunning new look Lyric Theatre, Kevin has already had a hugely Strandmillis. Kennedy who has successful UK & Ireland tour toured worldwide and performed helping him to win the prestigious on Broadway released his first breakthrough award at the Chortle self-penned album in 1990, Awards in 2010. Kevin has performed with the great Van also appeared on panel shows Morrison for 6 years and also such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats and has a published book. One of the Mock The Week and acted in the greatest and most beautiful male return of Rab C. Nesbitt. His show voices ever and this performance promises plenty of belly laughs is a must see for his local fans. with his Glaswegian style humour. WHO? Belfast Restaurant Week WHO? Best of Eurovision WHERE? Various Locations WHERE? Waterfront Hall, Belfast WHEN? October 2nd - 13th WHEN? October 12th WHAT? This is Belfast’s first ever WHAT? The biggest Irish names in restaurant week and with over 70 Eurovision history are set to restaurants throughout the city, take to the stage. Eurovision along with some of your most stars Johnny Logan, Linda popular and best known award Martin, Dana, Niamh Kavanagh, winning chefs taking part its Paul Harrington and Charlie bound to be a cracker. Restaurant McGettigan perform all your Week includes special menus, favourite Eurovision hits together great offers and activities, food for the first time ever. tours, talks, tasting and many more activities. This event is being If your like me and can’t get organised by Belfast City Council enough of Eurovision then this’ll so feel free to contact them for full be a great night out and a show details of participating restaurants not to be missed. and event details. 0 23 11
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  26. 26. Rainbow Belfast Official Grand Opening Night Rainbow Belfast is situated on the bustling Botanic Avenue and is Northern Ireland’s newest LGBT friendly restaurant. Tuesday 18th September saw the Grand Opening of the venue along with owner Bryan Wests birthday party. Renowned for his lavish celebrations, party-goers were treated to a drinks reception and music from The Untouchables along with delicious sweet and savoury canapes from the restaurant’s superb kitchen. With their kitchen open 7-days a week the 3 floor venue also boasts a unique Supper Club on Friday and Saturday evenings combining fabulous food, live entertainment and VIP service. Check out the pictures from our launch party below.1028
  27. 27. PPSU BER ay & Saturd er LU * Friday ork Supp 9pm / Ft DJsC Residen ission £5 Adm OF THE WEEK COC KTAIL £4 OF THE WEEK£2.50 SHOT MONTH BEER OF THE £3 * The supper club Friday & Saturday nights from 9pm, fork supper, VIP table service and music from our resident DJs 67—69 Botanic Avenue, BT7 1JL, 028 9023 7077 info@rainbowbelfast.com
  28. 28. A peek inside Spice at the Deer’s Head fresh of theback of their Best Float Winat this year’s Pride Awards. 31
  29. 29. L I F E S t y l e WE ALL NEED TO EXERCISE!! Doing regular physical activity can make you feel good about yourself and it can have a num- ber of benefits for your health. For example, it reduces the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Plus it makes us look good! Ideally we should all be aiming to do at least 30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week, and this can range from a good old fashioned gym session to a recreational dance class. So if you think you could do with a helping hand, stay tuned, read on and enjoy our exercise tips! MEN No Permit Needed For These Guns! As we watch our favourite action hero or just the star in our favourite Rom-Com, we always notice the impeccable muscle in those arms. The contributing factor being hard working arm exercises. Below is an exercise focusing solely on the biceps, and a personal guarantee that improvements will be noticed when exercising regularly! Instructions One Barbell and Two dumbbells will be used for this exercise Ensure that correct posture is main- tained throughout Choose a weight that is (of course) challenging Take 3-5 minute rest between reps 1. Standing Barbell Curl How To: Alternating Dumbbell Curl 15 reps, Online Viewers Can Click HERE 12 reps, 10 reps x 3 sets 2. Alternating Dumbbell Curl How To: Straight-Bar Bicep Curl 10 reps x3 sets Online Viewers can click HERE32
  30. 30. WOMENEMBARRASSING??A new survey from Cosmopolitan has suggested that more than half of women in Britainare too embarrassed to exercise in public! The reason for most is the fact that they feeluncomfortable in their own bodies. FEAR NOT, we have constructed a light DIY homeexercise program in order to help you become the “new you.” Instructions Perform all movements with good technique. Repeat all exercises in the circuit without rest.Rest for 30 secs between circuits and then repeat.1. Jogging on the spot1 MINUTE2. Squat8 REPS3. Push up/ Half Push up8 REPS4. Lunges forward8 REPS ON EACH LEG5. Burpee8 REPS6. Star Jumps1 MINUTE Burpee demo*The circuit should be completedbetween 2-4 times.It is also important to rememberthat walking to and from places ata faster pace can also count asyour daily cardio! 33
  31. 31. L I F E S t y l e grooming By Nicky whitten LADIES Welcome to October, Autumn is finally upon us and we’re already missing the Summer, but fear not My Gay Zine is here to guide you through Product Recommendations the trauma seasonal change can wreak on your skin. It’s time to shake up what products you’re reaching for, the cooler weather means your skin will be craving hydration, so its worth investing in a slightly richer moisturiser (don’t forget the SPF!) than what you’ve been using for the past few months. Its also important to remember that Clarins Hydraquench Cream unless you have oily skin, matte finish founda- tions should be avoided at all costs, they’ll only dehydrate your skin, leaving your skin looking dull and tired. Hair is often forgotten, but it too suffers the ef- fects of harsh weather so try switching to a shampoo and conditioner for dry hair, and never Davines Nounou Nourishing Illuminating Shampoo and under estimate the power of hairspray, it can Conditioner play a key roll in protecting your hair from the elements as well as keeping it looking fresh after the hurricane style winds have tried to blow out your blow dry. To finish off your seasonal overhaul, why not consider changing up your makeup style, au- tumn/winter trends for this year are about warm MAC Lipstick Diva rusty tones, think copper, orange and warm browns. Not feeling the ginger palette? Well it’s the perfect time of year to go for a minimal eye look with a rich red lip, avoid bright reds and go for something deeper and more seductive.34
  32. 32. GENTS The bronzed Adonis of the summer is fading, but that doesn’t mean you have to fade too. Keep your skin looking fresh and healthy by using a daily moisturiser designed for men. Shaving in colder weather can tear your skin to shreds, so avoid unsightly razor burn by The Slicked Pampadour switching to a shave cream rather than a gel, and don’t forget the mans essential; aftershave balm, it repairs the damage you do every time you pick up that razor. Wanting to keep ahead of the game with your hair? The trends for this season are more masculine than those of the summer, my personal favourite being The Ceasar, The Ruffian we also have The Buzzcut, The Slicked Pompadour and The Ruffian keeping their place at the fashion fore- front. Key products for this time of year are waxes, the colder weather means that these lightweight stylers will hold for longer and keep your quiff standing at attention. One thing I love about this time of year, is beards, well The Buzzcut groomed beards. I’m not talking about Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover, I’m thinking more David Beckham at the Olympics. Keep it trimmed short and clean shaven from the jaw line down, you want to avoid overgrown facial foliage that can make you look scruffy, or worse, homeless (if any of you saw Ian Beales return on East- enders you’ll know what I mean). The Ceasar Product Recommendations L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Tigi Rockaholic PunkEnergetic Daily Moisturising Clinique Post Shave Healer Out Moulding Gunk Lotion 35